Posts Written On November 2015

Creamy Coconut or Rose Oil? A Natural Cleanser for All Skin Types

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A good cleanser is the essential first step in any skincare routine.

While daily cleansing is important to healthy skin, the right cleanser can do more than just remove dirt and impurities.

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Formulated with organic and non-GMO raw materials, as well as the most advanced natural actives available,Kensington Apothecary draws inspiration from a time before synthetic chemicals existed – the Renaissance through the Victorian eras.  Containing Certified Organic, Ecocert approved, GMO-free, cruelty-free, conflict-free, and sustainably-harvested ingredients, the line’s collection of cleansers are state of the art in old world beauty.

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Creamy Coconut Cleanser

The Creamy Coconut Cleanser lathers gently using a coconut-based surfactant system that will not dry out skin.

Directions: Lather a pumpful between clean hands and gently massage on face, neck and décolletage. Rinse with lukewarm water and lightly pat dry. Follow with a tonic, serum and facial oil of your choice.

Kensington Tip: Great when used with a spinning scrub brush.

Ingredients: Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Organic Glycerin (plant-sourced), Organic Coconut Pulp, Fig Fruit Extract, Honeysuckle Extract, Japanese Honeysuckle Extract, Xanthan Gum and Citric Acid.

$24 at select Whole Foods and spas nationwide and online viawww.kensingtonapothecary.com

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Rose Oil Cleanser

The Rose Oil Cleanser dislodges and encapsulates even the most stubborn oil and grit and sweeps away clean, so skin’s natural lipid layer can go back to doing what it was designed to do.

Directions: Smooth a pumpful of oil cleanser all over your face, massaging for several minutes or until all dirt is loosened. Soak a clean facecloth in warm water and spread over face, gently sweeping away cleanser until all traces of grime and make-up are removed. Repeat as desired. Follow with a tonic, serum and facial oil of your choice.

Ingredients: Organic Meadowfoam Seed Oil,  Organic Apricot Kernel Oil, Organic Peach Kernel Oil, Sunflower Seed Oil, Olive Seed Oil, Olive Leaf Extract and Rosa Damascena Flower Oil.

$24 at select Whole Foods and spas nationwide and online viawww.kensingtonapothecary.com

 

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Holiday Gift Guide and Ideas

Finding the perfect for the people closet to you is the hardest part about the holidays. What do you give the person who has everything? Safe to say this year was the year for technology and new innovations and after conducting a little research we found many great products and brands on the market that will make the perfect gift. Here are a few creative holiday gift ideas for everyone in the family!

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The MightyPurse

The MightyPurse that charges your phone is available in an extended variety of fashion textures and colors. Made from 100% leather.

The MightyPurse wristlet is ideal for charging on the go and a fast fashion update. Your fashion accessory that takes fashion and function one step further with the season’s hottest trends.

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Ninja Coffee Bar™

The Ninja Coffee Bar is a gift that everyone in the family will enjoy!

·         Thermal Flavor Extraction™ technology, which delivers a variety of sizes and styles while achieving the perfect brew richness level every time.

·         Auto-iQ™ One Touch Intelligence Technology delivers customizable options for smooth, rich coffee in a cup, travel mug or carafe.

·         Makes refreshing iced coffee by allowing users to dial up the richness of their coffee to offset the dilution caused by melting ice.

·         Offers a variety of brewing options including Classic Brew, Rich Brew, Over Ice Brew and Specialty Brew.

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CONAIR Curl Secret

A revolutionary new way to create one beautiful shiny curl after another for the Holidays! This revolutionary new curl styler features top technologies, innovative engineering, and an automatic curl chamber — the Curl Secret®secret behind the perfect curl!

Additional Features
  • 30-second instant heat
  • High-performance heater
  • Safety tangle-free feature
  • Sleep-mode function
  • Motion detector
  • Auto off
  • Includes easy-twist barrel cleaner

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Rocksbox

Can’t find the perfect piece to give that special woman in your life? No worries! Rocksbox gives you unlimited access to rent from an ever-rotating closet of designer jewelry. You first take the style survey and add items to your jewelry Wish List. Then, you get 3 pieces to wear on a loan. Each piece is hand-selected for you based on your style and specific requests. Wear your pieces as much as you want!

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Ben Sherman AW 2015 Collection 

 Ben Sherman is a men’s lifestyle brand with strong foundations in shirt making, offering premium shirts, clothing, tailoring, footwear & accessories. Take it from us: Their stuff is AMAZING! Their AW 2015 collection has the perfect pieces to give male family members or your significant other to keep them trendy all season.

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Forevermark is the diamond brand from The De Beers Group of Companies. Less than one percent of the world’s diamonds are worthy of becoming Forevermark. So if your budget is a little higher than the rest of us, this is the place to go to find that unique piece to wow that special person in your life. Did I mention that their engagement rings are to die for?

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MPG Fitness Fashion

Here’s the perfect gift for the trendy, health nut! MPG is a pioneer within the fashion-forward athletic apparel industry. Inspired by the graceful and demanding movements of dancers and athletes, MPG designs for men and women leading active lifestyles. MPG  blends fashion and function using state-of-the-art sustainable fabrics to provide ultimate comfort, style, and performance. Apparel can be purchased online and at selected retailers, gyms and yoga studios across North America and worldwide.

MPG’s fashion-forward men’s and women’s clothes and accessories range from the perfect stocking stuffer, the Flash Compression Sock to our on-trend, functional Puffy Tote as well as techno fabric tops, bottoms and super warm jackets and parkas. MPG shoppers will enjoy an entire weekend of Black Friday deals (November 27-29). Cyber Monday will feature a flash sale on selected items. From December 4-13, a different men’s and women’s item from the list below will be highlighted at a discounted price for a period of 24 hours only.

Women’s  Gift Ideas

1. Flash Compression Sock 
2. Inspiration Strap Tank 
3. Elliptical Hooded Bra 
4. Vital Run Tight
5. Tracker Zip Pullover 
6. Page Quilted Mix Tight 
7. Volcano Woven Pant 
8. Puffy Tot
9. Zaner Blended Wool Jacket
10. Alfa Insulated Jacket

Men’s Gift Ideas

1. Flash Compression Sock 
2. Essential Short Sleeve 
3. Vindicate Seamless Long Sleeve 
4. Blast Run Tee 
5. Impact Sleeveless Tee 
6. Up Your Game 7″ Run Short 
7. Second Wind Active Pant 
8. Industry Loft Pant 
9. Utility Backpack 
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Katy Perry Mad Potion Gift Set

You can never go wrong with gifting a fragrance set! The fragrance has notes of apple musk and vanilla orchid blended together with seductive bourbon make this intriguing fragrance utterly irresistible. Includes a 0.5 oz Eau de Parfum, 2.5 oz Shower Gel, and 2.5 oz Body Lotion ($21.99; Mass Retailers).

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Stetson Decanter Set

Give the perfect gift to the All-American man in your life this season with this special 150th Anniversary 2-piece set from Stetson. This masculine gift set features the Stetson Collector’s Edition Cologne and Collector’s Edition After Shave ($15.99; Mass Retailers).

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LOVE2LOVE Bluebell + White Tea
Make the ultimate romantic gesture with this fragrance inspired by the unbreakable bonds of love. Includes a 3.4 oz Eau de Toilette, 2.5 oz Body Lotion, 0.375 oz Eau de Toilette. ($15.99; Walgreens).
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NEW Holiday Offerings from Makeup Academy

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Tis the season to share the glam with NEW Makeup Academy holiday offerings, available exclusively at CVS/pharmacy!

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The sparkly and festive makeup kits are perfect stocking stuffers for beauty enthusiasts and help achieve flawless eye, lip and face looks!

Whether it’s the Sultry Eyes kit, featuring the Smokey Eyeshadow Palette for nighttime looks, the All About Brows set for killer arches, or Shades of Plum lip set for a defined pout, there’s an option for everyone – beginners and pros alike! Additionally, the kits are affordably priced at $15-$20, perfect for savings-focused holiday round-ups you may be working on!
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·         Eye Sets: Sultry Eyes, Back to Basics, All About Brows

·         Lip Sets: Shades of Plum, Shades of Nude, Must-Have Lip Prep Kit

·         Face Sets: Makeup Artist Must-HavesKit, 5-Piece Travel Brush Set

Click on the links to get your best holiday choices!

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boscia does Black Friday! at Sephora!

IMG_6772It’s almost that time again (even if it means waking up at 3AM) to snag the best Black Friday deals and we don’t want you to miss boscia’s Black Charcoal Pore Perfection Set exclusively sold at Sephora and Sephora.com!

This pore detox duo is only $10- so grab it while you can!

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boscia Black Charcoal Pore Perfection Set

This powerful pair deep cleans, detoxifies, and keeps oil at bay all day for a clear and healthy complexion! Includes a 30 ml Detoxifying Black Cleanser and a full size Black Charcoal Blotting Linens.

$10; Sephora.com

Enjoy your Black Friday Shopping!

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In the Biz: CocoFloss says FLOSS or BUST

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I recently moved to Las Vegas as many of you know so everything is new to me here! Even though it is vastly different from NYC, I am finding gems in the most unusual places. In a city like Vegas, there is way less noise so you can appreciate and discover new things.

I had some long overdue dental work that needed to be done so that was first on my list when we moved. We found Northview via Yelp and went for a visit. Upon my third visit, I noticed the cutest little promotional cards saying COCOFLOSS.

I did some research and found out about them. A cool and modern twist on how to market, promotion and understand flossing. Very cool.

This product was created a sister duo team! A dentist and an artist 🙂  How amazing.

Find out more about Cocofloss and how to get them on http://www.cocofloss.com/

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Your New Best Friend on Petfinder.com

I woke up early to write this post because it has been on my mind all last night and the entire week. I have a neighbor who does NOT take care of his dog. His dog is in kept in filthy conditions with flies all over him and hardly any water. He has never been out of his kennel for the past 2 months. Furthermore, the dog is sweet as can be. He only barks when he is hungry and I can understand that.

He is black but actually covered in dust.

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The worst part is, I wrote to the local humane society and I got ZERO response. It is because the shelter is already FULL of pit bulls and why would they want to take in one more.  There are so many worst and tragic stories out there, they can’t save them all – I guess. What a pity. It is annoying enough that people continue to breed dogs, sell them and they all end up in shelters and Craigslist.  Millions of dogs are killed each year because they are unwanted.

This weighs on my heart heavily and I urge you all to seriously make some room in your heart and home for an unwanted pet this holiday season. They will change your life in ways you never can imagine. Humans and animals are suppose to live in peace and harmony. We have so much to learn from one another and the system is broken right now.  Rescue a pet in your area using Petfinder.com and find your new best friends.

November is Adopt-A-Senior pet month!

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